Mera Peak

Trip Highlights

Mera Peak (6,654m.), in the heart of the Everest region, is ideal for those looking to join their first Himalayan Climbing expeditions. Thought Technically and easy climb it is a real challenge to reach the Summit of Nepal’s Highest Trekking Peak .

Trip Overview

Mera Peak (6,654 m) is the highest permitted trekking peak in Nepal . It stands to the south of Everest and dominates the watershed between the heavily wooded valleys of the Hinku and Hongu Drangkas. J.O.M. Roberts and Sen Tenzing made the first successful ascent of Mera Peak on 20 May 1953 . The route they used is still the standard route. The summit of Mera Peak provides one of the finest viewpoints in Nepal , offering a panoramic view of Chamlang, Kangchenjunga, Makalu , and Baruntse in the east and the peaks of Cho-Oyu, Ama Dablam and Kangtega to the west. Everest can be viewed to the north over the massive unclimbed south face of Lhotse and the Nuptse/Lhotse ridge. Even under favorable conditions, it is possible to climb the peak and descend back on the same day.

When to climb:
The typical eastern Himalayan climbing seasons apply: April-May before the monsoon, or October-November after it, more or less. I have seen some oufitters book this trip during the Christmas holiday season, but in my opinion it would be excessivly cold and dark then!

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu international airport by our representative, transfer to hotel.

You meet our representative at the airport. You are sent to the Hotel where you will be staying overnight.

Day 02 : Stay in Kathmandu for the official procedure & sightseeing, overnight at hotel.

You can travel around Kathmandu valley which comprises visit to historical and religious attractions including Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath(Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath. Also, complete the official procedures and briefing of the trip. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03 : Fly to Lukla (2856m.) and start trek to Chutok La pass (2945m.)

We take flight over breath taking views of mountain ranges to Lukla. We then start our trek for around 3 to 4 hours, east from Lukla, passing via a number of settlements before going into the thick forest on the hills below the Kalo Himal Edge. There are many routes leading away from the main path. We reach Chutok La Pass where we stay overnight at a lodge.

Day 04 : Trek to Pangkongma (2950 meter) after crossing Col Khari La (3081 meter)

Departing from Chutok La Pass, we will cross Col Khari La (3081m.) and then reach Pangkongma (2950m.) after a trek of about 6 hours. Overnight stay at lodge.

Day 05 : Trek to Kurke (3800m), 5 hours, overnight stay

Day 06 : Trek to Thuli Kharka (4200m), 6 hours, overnight stay

Day 07 : Trek to Kothe (3800meter), 5 hours, overnight at lodge.

You will have to move down a steep lane all the way to rach Kothe. En route you pass through forests of rhododendron, juniper and other local vegetation. The views you can take in pleasure from are Mera peak, Nauleku peak and many other mountains and peaks.

Day 08 : Trek to Thangnak (4350m.), 6 hours, overnight at lodge

We walk from Kothe to Tangnang (4356m.) passing through Hinku Valley (4600m.). You will be traveling  alongside the bank of a stream with bush on each side. The lane continues to ascend and you can enjoy the scenes of Kusum Kanguru peak.

Day 09 : Acclimatization at Thangnak, overnight at lodge.

A rest day  for proper acclimatization at Thangnak. Here, you can let your bodies recover from the past days of hiking. You can relax, soak up and experience awesome views of peaks and glaciers surrounding the head of the Hinku Valley.

Day 10 : Trek to Khare, 4 hours, overnight at lodge.

We trek from Thangnak and walk towards the peak as the route moves to the east. We will reach Dig Kharka (4,650m.) which is very near to the foot of the Hinku Glacier. Moving away from Dig Kharka, we ascend above (5,000 m.). The trail leads out of Thangnak alongside the moraine at the Dig Glacier. We will halt to climb up the moraine for a view of the perfect Sabai Tso glacial lake. We will arrive at Khare in the early afternoon and have lunch. From Khare, the striking north face of Mera Peak view and Mera glacier can be seen.

Day 11 : Ascent to Mera Base camp (5200m.) via Mera La pass (5415m.), 5 hours, overnight at tented camp.

Another acclimatization day so that you can prepare for climbing the Mera Peak. You will observe beautiful and distinctive atmosphere here.

Day 12 : Ascent to high camp (5780m.), 6 hours, overnight stay at tented camp.

Trekking from Khare to Mera High Camp (5780m.) before gradually climbing up onto Mera glacier. The path up begins with a vertical , but flattens out as you get to the summit of the glacier. You will move across a long flat on peak of the glacier and then reach at the High Camp (5780m.). From here, the views are fantastic. The remaining path leads us to the summit of Mera Peak.

Day 13 : Summit to Mera peak (6654-meter) and back to Base Camp, 9 hours trek and climb, overnight stay at tented camp.

This area is covered by ice glacier. There are astonishing views  as you of the Everest, Baruntse, Makalu, Kusum Kanguru and many other panoramic peaks. Moreover, you will be overwhelmed by the marvelous views that are mesmerizing.

Day 14 : Extra day to Summit Mera peak in case of bad weather, overnight at tented camp.

We have to set aside a day at the base camp  to remain on schedule.

Day 15 : Trek back to Thangnak, Overnight at lodge .

We head from Mera Base Camp Khare towards Thangnak and it takes around 8 hours. On this day, you will walk all along the gradually descending path to reach Thangnang. This is a tiny village and you will see a yak settlement here. On the way, you pass through forests covered with rhododendron, fir and local vegetation.

Day 16 : Trek to Tashing Dingma, overnight at lodge.

Day 17 : Trek to Chetava Kharka, overnight at lodge.

Day 18 : Trek to Chuthangma, overnight at lodge.

We trek from Chetava Kharka to Chutangma which takes about five hours. The trail climbs from here and then you trek downward to reach Chutangma.

Day 19 : Trek to Lukla, Overnight at guesthouse.

We take a trip from Chutangmaa to Lukla and it takes around four hours. The track moves downward all the way to Lukla.

Day 20 : Fly back to Kathmandu, Overnight at hotel.

After traveling for about 35 minutes, we fly back to Kathmandu, in the morning and move back to the hotel.

Day 21 : Leisure day in Kathmandu, overnight at hotel.

You have a rest day in Kathmandu. Go sightseeing or shopping in thamel. Alternatively, you can recuperate in the hotel and enjoy delicious Nepalese cuisine.

Day 22 : Transfer to airport, departure onward destination.

You will be dropped off at the airport for your departure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration:20 Days
  • Trip Grading: Easy
  • Max Altitude: 6,654 m
  • Best Time: April-May
  • Group Size: 2-10pax

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